Bed edging waste- how do you dispose?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by mo-fleet, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. mo-fleet

    mo-fleet LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 33

    Wondering what you guys do with your edging waste when you're edging beds. I usually haul it and dump it in the woods, but it's too much labor. I was thinking of just burrying the waste under the new mulch. My fear is that the roots from the sod will grow through the mulch later on. How do you guys get rid of it?
  2. gqnine44

    gqnine44 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    Getting rid of edging sucks but I dont know another way to do it than you described. If you flip it green side down and smash it into the ground it wont grow through the mulch but it isnt really good for the plants to continually do this. We do it sometimes to save a little dump time and labor.
  3. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,572

    Use a power bed edger and it will just be pulverized soil.....smooth it out in the bed with a garden rake and mulch extra labor

  4. Jerry and Sons

    Jerry and Sons LawnSite Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 249

    What kind of power bed edger are you using
  5. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Messages: 793

    I tell the client that the edging is to be distributed within the property.

    If I have to haul it I will charge 65.00 per load wether it be a shovel full or a
    pick-up load.

    99.00 % of the time they find a place on the property to dispose of it.
    The other 1.00 % I get paid.

  6. WhohasHelios?

    WhohasHelios? LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    I like it CoffeeCraver!!

    Same way I do it. Funny enough thoug, often times people here actually pay me to haul it off. Good clean fill...Lots of nitrogen...Some people just really have no idea what their yard will benefit from!
  7. mo-fleet

    mo-fleet LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 33

    These things are a couple of G's aren't they? Maybe I 'll rent one. I'm tired of all the extra work. I've got too much now.

  8. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    it depends on the grass type.

    with grasses like berbuda that have really aggressive rhizomes, we wheel barrow it up and dispose of it.

    with st augistine, centipede, zoysia, and all the rye's, we just rake it up into the bed. It never regrow's.
  9. gqnine44

    gqnine44 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    I also rake it in to the bed with a bed edger most times but we must realize this is not good for the plants in the long run.
  10. WhohasHelios?

    WhohasHelios? LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    Why do you think it's not good for the plants?


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